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tales of unique love stories and beautiful women

Adrian

I am utterly convinced that little Adrian Ibanez is one truly special little guy. His energy is so beautiful .. so soft. so gentle. Being in his presence was a true gift. Winner of the best hair for babies under 2 weeks old.. he is seriously cute and the best kind of squish. I just want to reach out and cuddle him again. Baby boy .. you’re so loved by your beautiful mama and papa.. and you guys make the most gorgeous family. Congratulations.

Enjoy him.

Erin x

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Tilly

Ella and Ash threw an amazing  party for their wedding a few years ago and invited us along to capture the fun. We we’re thrilled to hear earlier this year that they we’re expecting a sweet baby girl and we visited them in Brissie to capture Ella’s gorgeous bump. Of course – we HAD to get back up there to meet the devine miss Tilly and seriously oh my goshness… what a CUTIE. Those eyes! That smile! Ella she is utterly gorgeous. It was wonderful to spend the morning with you both – too much fun.

Here’s some of my favourites..

Erin x

 

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Baby Elijah … the newest Jenner Family member

A few weeks ago we we’re lucky enough to have timed a trip to Melbourne with the arrival of baby Elijah a few weeks earlier and the Jenner family met up with us at our favourite hotel – The Albany for some fabulous family photos with the little guy. Oh my gosh … Elijah is the tiniest sweetest ball of love and Hamish and Harper make the most wonderful big brother and sister. Carly and Clint – it was so wonderful to meet you guys and hang out with your beautiful family – Elijah really is the 3 out of 3 proof that you guys make amazingly gorgeous kids!

Here’s some of our faves…

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Masterpieces are done when they are done

I read a beautiful article earlier today from a sister to her little sister who was pregnant with their second child – you can read it here too if you like .  These passages really stood out for me.

 
… you’re a woman, about to become a mother of two. Look at you, you’re growing a baby. You created life. You’re a mother and a woman; you’re part of the divine feminine, a sisterhood of mothers who have felt the energy of the universe within them and then given it to the world. You are strong. Two or three or four more weeks of pregnancy is tough, but you can do it. Birth is intense, but you are strong. Being a mother to two amazing – you don’t love either one less than the other, you love them uniquely, and you marvel at their being and their individuality.

Time will pass, as time always does, and things will happen, as things always do. You’ll get there. You’ll birth. You’ll bring a new life to this world. Now is the time for waiting, for capturing your breath, for clearing your head, for making memories and preparing to meet your bundle. Perfection cannot be hurried. Masterpieces are done when they are done. One day you’ll miss this. Make sure you remember it.

 

Can hardly believe the time that has past  since we photographed the now not so little Peyton first within Jess’s belly, then wrapped in a blanket and held so easily in Anthony’s arms. This weekend we were thrilled to meet up with them all … Jess now pregnant with number two and looks absolutely amazing. So glad that you all are enjoying this beautiful time before the little one’s arrival and chose to remember this special period with us.

Can’t wait to meet the little one!

Erica + Erin x

 

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The Perkins Family

Can hardly believe it’s been two years since we photographed Kelly and Lee’s Wedding in the Hunter Valley.  The Perkins have since relocated to our other favourite city Melbourne and had little Henry who is now 7 months old! Time is flying!

Kelly contacted us recently and asked us to capture their changing family next time we made it to Melbourne and we were thrilled! Suggestions of different parks were thrown around and the Perkins suggested Hosier Lane and the fabulous graffiti would be the perfect “different” than their parkland engagement photos cementing the fact that we actually ADORE these guys.

It was wonderful to meet up with Kelly, Lee and Christian again and meeting Henry was a true delight. Oh what a beautiful soulful little boy he is with the most EPIC blue eyes. He is completely swoon worthy.

I love how Hosier lane changes it’s artwork every time we come to visit … there were some stunning art pieces and we had so much fun capturing this gorgeous family around them..   here’s some of our faves… Enjoy!

E  & Ez.

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Yolanda and Roberto

Wedding Days. They are 2 people standing before their community, everyone they love and making promises to be there together. They are about families, mothers and fathers with pride worn on their sleeves and seeping through their happy tears. They are about friends, for many years standing up for each other .. on one of the most important days of their friend’s life. They are about culture and tradition, fun, laughter, dancing, celebration and new ideas. I love it all. Yolanda and Roberto’s wedding day was all this.

Both Yolanda and Roberto readied themselves at their parents home. They are incredibly lucky to come from such amazing families and we we’re overwhelmed with their kindness. The ceremony was held at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Double Bay and wow – the church is absolutely stunning, it is a true historical gem.

Yolanda and Roberto had allowed ample time between their ceremony and reception at Le Montage which meant that we had the fantastic opportunity to visit some gorgeous locations around the Rocks, Observatory Hill and Sydney College of the Arts and capture some amazing memories of these two in the changing light of a beautiful Sydney day/evening. It was a dream come true.

To the newly married Mr and Mrs Di Federico, your love is remarkable. It is a testament to you both…and we are incredibly thankful to have documented a wedding day that truly incorporated yourselves, your families and your friendships. Thank you for making us feel like an integral part of your stunning day. Hope you are enjoying Santorini (we are so jealous!)  and are working on those tans!


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She keeps me warm: Sarah and Jay’s engagement in the Snow

Erica (that’s me) : Any ideas on where you’d like to do your engagement shoot guys?
Sarah (our bride): Yeah – we’d like to do them in the Snow. I grew up in the Southern Highlands and I love the snow and Jay has literally never seen the stuff.

We want to do something different. The snow would be amazing. And you’re the only ones crazy enough to do it.

 

Erica: Ha! I love you guys.

 

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Lucille & Ed

The sun peeked through scattered clouds and shone over endless vineyard acres. June had stripped them of their summer greens revealing, intriguingly, an equally captivating winter form and we were thrilled to be once more amongst the breathtaking landscape of the Hunter Valley.  Almost in a straight line, in the heart of Pokolbin, stands Tempus Two – the grand wine estate that would be home to an evening of amazing stories, songs, celebrations and dancing , then onwards down Broke Road is the stunning Mecure Resort – where a bride and groom calmly readied themselves  and further still is the magestic Hunter Valley Gardens, sheltered from the weather, it has some of the most amazing gardens, flowers in full bloom and was the perfect venue for a beautiful lakeside ceremony and some pretty gorgeous photos.

When Lucille and Ed embraced under that gorgeous rotunda  it just seemed to feel like everything was as it should always be. Together they roamed the gardens in wedded bliss and revealed in their “us” –  giggling over and over as words spoken to each other – “Husband” “Wife” turned quickly to “Hubby” “Wifey”.

They are both equally loved and respected by their family and friends and their reception was one of our favourites’ that we have attended.  Nestled within an amazing barrel room, toasts we’re made in their honour and Ed’s band got the party started after an amazing meal of fabulous food. Ed – you guys are actually brilliant. So so impressed with your drumming skills! The night was filled with so much laughter and fun. It was fantastic

Lucille and Ed – what a perfect day. We are so honoured that you asked us to capture such a special occasion.We wish you both the very best and we have no doubt amazing things are in store for you both. Congratulations again,

Love

E& Ez x

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Clara and Matt became “Clara and Matt”

Clara’s energy is magnetic. She is deeply connected and soulful one moment and a firecracker of character and laughter the next. The night we met her and maid of honour Naomi felt much more like a gathering of friends discussing one of the girl’s upcoming wedding over drinks and giggles than a photography consultation. We instantly adored her (and Naomi!).

Matt is a Titan. A towering stature, stoic with an obvious soft side and after some serious health concerns he proclaimed to us that Clara has been his rock. He is warm and funny, LOVES to dance and when it comes to Clara – wears his heart on his sleeve.

On the last Saturday in May we made our way down  to the Southern Highlands and into Sutton Forest the home of the truly magical Montrose Berry Farm for flower girl Isabella’s First Birthday (oh and Clara and Matt’s wedding day). We went to work capturing all of the hard work and incredible heritage details in the crisp morning air and it became quite overwhelming just how much thought and special this day, these details were. A spanish guitarist practiced his chords,  while giant paella trays were being set up by the reception barn. Inside finishing touches to extraordinary table florals made by Matt’s cousin Richard were being laid, a Mexican Tres Leches (3 milk) cake took pride of place. Mulled wine aka “vino caliente” was being prepared in a soup pot.

A neighbour had made and engraved the date in Matt’s belt, a Mantila veil made by Clara’s  mother , a shawl knitted by her grandma years ago to wear on her wedding day, a simple embroidered handkerchief with the word Friday in spanish – a gift from her great grandmother when she was born – and used  in memory of the day Clara had met Matt. A flower crown,  reminiscent of the peasant girl celebrations of Guatemala, where Clara’s great-grandfather is from. And mind-blowingly a tiny chest of 13 gold coins – Clara’s “something old” – a a Hispanic tradition in El Salvador it was a gift from Clara’s Dad to her mother on their wedding day many years before.

“Everyone is special” Clara said to us. And you felt it. Clara and Matt are the most incredible hosts. Each and everyone family by blood or by heart and we felt so included in their generosity.  It was truly thrilling to be there. Their story is a usual one of boy meets girl but their connection is anything but common-place. No image can take the place of what these two amazing people felt for each other, what we all felt that day – they cannot tell you the whole story but we hope these may give you an idea.

Clara and Matt. We don’t know what to say. Thank you for inviting us into your story – for entrusting us with the magnitude of this day.  We are so grateful to live in a world that has love like yours. The world is better for it. We are better for it. Hope to have a tequila toast with you again soon!

E & Ez. x

 

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Waiting for Tomo

 Baby Tomo,

Your mum – she’s the most generous kindest person. Really. She’s actually the best.
Your Dad – he’s so funny and gentle.

You are so lucky little one.

We’re all waiting to meet you.

E & Ez x

D and Ben – We feel so honoured that you would ask us to come to your very special place (the Loft in the Mill in Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges) to take these photos for  you at such a special time. I can’t wait to see the photos when you bring Baby T back there to that one red door .. this time in arms.

As for that forest fit only for the very most special -  just  wow. 

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